Adobe Photoshop

CS6 released on Mar 21 2012.

Application Details:

Version: CS6 (13.0)
License: Retail
Votes: 21
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Most things seem to work fine

What does not

Touchpad integration is so so. Pressing space to show the "drag hand" freezes trackpad and horizontal scrolling did not work, but that might be a wine thing.

64bit installer does not start, have to use 32bit


What was not tested

This was not a comprehensive test.

Hardware tested


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  • Additional Comments

    Used a 32 bit wine: export WINEARCH=win32 The following winetricks are also installed: adobeair msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 corefonts atmlib gdiplus vcrun2005sp1 ie6 fontsmooth-rgb

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentFedora 25 x86_64Feb 05 20172.0Yes Yes GoldDemi Barbanousse 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 30 20161.9.22Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20161.9.20Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
    ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Sep 14 20161.9.18No, but has workaround Yes BronzeJonas Abrahamsson 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 12 20161.9.18Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    29871 drawing in photoshop cs5 is almost impossible STAGED View
    30239 Multiple Adobe CS6 trial installers fail to initialize, reporting 'Exception caught while getting payloads data combined. Error #1090' NEW View
    33610 Photoshop CS6 rendering one frame behind with NVIDIA UNCONFIRMED View
    35041 Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround) NEW View
    35805 "Open file..." box doesn't display image preview in Photoshop CS6 UNCONFIRMED View
    37418 Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.) NEW View
    37928 Photoshop CS6: Mini-bridge panel does not show directory entries in alphabetical order UNCONFIRMED View
    37929 Photoshop CS6: save for web dialog ( and others ) blur when tooltips are expected to appear UNCONFIRMED View
    38105 Missing min/max/expand buttons, app controls & moving ability of Photoshop CS6/CC main window when unmaximized UNCONFIRMED View
    38512 winetricks fontsmooth-rgb partially smooth fonts in Photoshop CS6 UNCONFIRMED View
    39087 Photoshop CS6 won't save on a gvfs mounted share UNCONFIRMED View
    39476 Photoshop CS6: dragging a layer does not make it transparent UNCONFIRMED View

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    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
    by Electric Prism on Sunday June 5th 2016, 22:48
    It seems like it runs better on Intel Open Graphics Driver whereas it runs worse on nVidia blob even though it's just integrated HD Skylake Graphics vs a GTX 970.

    I'm beginning to wonder if it works better on AMDGPU, Intel Open Graphics and other Open Drivers.
    RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
    by Robert Munteanu on Monday June 6th 2016, 4:30
    What differences due you see between the two video cards?
    RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
    by Electric Prism on Monday June 6th 2016, 5:06
    Intel freezes up less and can run 1gb files. The guides still dont show right after placing. This weird yellow tooltip also stays stuck on the screen still and sometimes file operations like save freeze when doing 1gb files @ 4k resolution.

    Nvidia just struggles and locks up more on Arch wine staging using the blob. I never expected usability and stability to improve but it has on open Intel drivers.
    RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
    by Robert Munteanu on Thursday June 9th 2016, 3:05
    OK, thanks for the info.

    Also, you mentioned that the 'guides are weird'. If there isn't a bug filed for that it might be worth to add it.
    PS CS6 on Wine 1.8
    by Richard Baláž on Tuesday December 22nd 2015, 9:26
    I had problems with installation since it always failed. I was experiencing similar problems after installation.

    This winetricks line helped to install & to launch:
    $ winetricks -q atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 ie6 fontsmooth-rgb gecko

    After that I was able to launch successfully only 32-bit version.
    PS works quite good, but drawing tools are still not working properly. And that's sad. Also, after first start PS noticed me that something is wrong with graphics acceleration (I have Intel HD 4400). But other things seems to be working and it is stable.

    photoshop cs6
    by Glenn Van Acker on Friday September 25th 2015, 11:42
    3D support does seem to work if you enable opengl in winecfg
    Brush DOTS workaround
    by Max S. on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 20:26
    Currently running Photoshop CS6 under Wine 1.7.34 on Mint.
    I too have experienced issues where some tools will not properly draw when holding the mouse down. Sometimes I can draw squiggles, sometimes it's just a dot.

    Thankfully I found a workaround to this issue in tool options.
    Simply turn off 'Spacing' for each drawing tool (Brush, Eraser, Pencil, etc). After that, dots should be no more.

    This solution may work on older Photoshops.
    RE: Brush DOTS workaround
    by Erikas Rudinskas on Thursday December 24th 2015, 2:49
    Please see:

    Quick fix for those dots & lines is to use older wine version, which is originally used in POL: 1.7.46-stagging